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What’s On East Van: August 30th Edition

30 Aug

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Neil Diamond Tribute – Federico’s Supper Club – August 30th

If you love the sounds of Neil Diamond, enjoy dancing along with having a great dinner, Federico’s Supper Club is the place to be Friday night.  Cost is $69 per person and includes a 3 course meal and the evening’s entertainment.  Note price doesn’t included tip and tax. For more info, visit Federico’s Supper Club.

The Fair At The PNE – Now to September 2nd

The Fair at the PNE is on daily from 11:00 till 11:00 pm every evening until September 2nd. In case you hadn’t heard, there are lots of free events with admission once inside the gates. Kids under 5 are free with an adult and children aged 6 to 12.  If you are looking for an energetic performance, Billy Idol will be hitting the summer concert stage Saturday night at 8:30 pm and the Beach Boys take the stage Sunday.

Lovin’ The Earth Climate Action – Riley Park Community Garden – August 31st 

You are invited to come join in a family-friendly event on climate action this Saturday.  The event will focus around around 5 themes where you can make a difference:  Food, Energy, Transportation, Waste and Resilient Neighbourhoods. There will also be a Butterfly Project Talk with a Butterfly Ranger from the David Suziki Foundation. For more info, visit Climate Action Fair.

Lantern Making in the Food Forest – Renfrew Collingwood – August 31st

If you are looking for something to entertain the kids this weekend, Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute is hosting a free lantern making workshop this Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  All materials will be supplied. These will be glass jars that kids decorate.  Although the event is free, registration is requested. The event happens at Norquay Community Food Forest (2732 Horley Street).

Comedy Bucket – Little Mountain Gallery – August 31st

Looking for some laughs this long weekend?   Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Avenue, plays host to Comedy Bucket. What is it? Vancouver’s top stand up comedians abandon all their material to create brand new jokes on your (the audience’s suggestions).  Evening is hosted by Gina Harms and Gavin Banning. Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door.

Heartbreak On The Coast Release Party – Wise Hall – August 31st

Full Circle is putting on a show on Saturday, August 31st at the Wise Hall to celebrate the Release of Nimkish’s first album “Heartbreak On The Coast.” Expect an evening of Indigenous/Queer music that supports local artists. There will also be vendor tables set up to showcase local art.  Tickets are $12 and available through Eventbrite.

Artful Sundays – Napier Greenway – September 1st 

The last Artful Sunday for the summer happens this Sunday between Noon and 5:00 pm. Expect some great local talent, live music, workshops and artisans. The event is free to attend. The Napier Greenway is located just outside the Britannia Community Centre/Library.

The Great Canadian Porno: The Musical – Havana Theatre – September 1st

If you are looking for a good laugh this weekend, you may wish to check out The Great Canadian Porno: The Musical happening at Havana Theatre this Sunday night.  We hear it’s a bold and funny fast paced production with Canadiana undertones.  Tickets are $20 and available through Showpass.

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Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Lantern Procession Around Trout Lake August 28, 2019

26 Aug

LostSoulsSouthHilltin-can lanterns hangingWe know many people search our site looking for the Illuminares Lantern Festival and Procession from days gone past.  We hear from many people that are disappointed that this large scale event no longer takes place. The Illuminares Lantern Festival took on a life of its own over its 25 year run. It drew large crowds upwards of 20,000 people to John Hendry Park.   Although this event is no longer, you may be pleased to know that Trout Lake Community Centre will host a lantern procession this Wednesday around Trout Lake at dusk. The procession coincides with the last evening of their Outdoor Summer Concert Series. This year that happens on Wednesday, August 28th.  This lantern procession will be a much smaller scale than that of the Illuminares Lantern Festival, but YOU have the opportunity make it what it is. If you want to make lanterns the day of the event, you are welcome to stop by the arts and craft station between 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm.   You can, of course, make your own at home and bring it to the event.  If you get hungry, Arturo’s Mexican 2 Go food truck will be on hand for the evening.  Or stop by and enjoy the last outdoor summer concert with Checo Tohomaso. The lantern procession follows the conclusion of the concert.

What’s On East Van: July 12th Edition

12 Jul

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Indiana Jones Marathon – Rio Theatre – July 12th

Love Indiana Jones? Nothing like seeing these movies on a big screen and this Friday night, the Rio Theatre has 3 of these movies back to back kicking things off with Raiders of the Lost Ark at 6:20 pm followed by The Temple of Doom and finishing it off with The Last Crusade. For tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Outdoor Movie – Trout Lake – July 12th

If you are looking for some free family fun, Collingwood Neighbourhood Centre hosts the movie Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp version) Friday night at 9:00 pm. Location is near the tennis courts.  Free popcorn will be on hand.

Swinging With Sinatra – Hungarian Cultural Centre – July 13th

If you love that big band sound, you may want to check out local crooner Dane Warren. He will be performing with the Bruce James Orchestra Big Band this Saturday, July 13th at the Hungarian Cultural Centre.  You are invited for an evening of Sinatra (and friends).  Come to listen or come to dance. This is an all ages event. Tickets are $17.50 and available through Eventbrite.

Summer Savour Festival – River District town Centre – July 13th

Live music with a variety of performers happens this Saturday between 2:00 and 6:00 pm at the River District Town Centre in SE Vancouver. Circus performer Shine Davine will be performing at 2:45 pm followed by a magic show with Yeeri the Magician at 3:35 pm.  There are lots of activities for the kids (big and little) including face painting, mural painting and Confetti Box. There will be some food trucks on hand plus River District Neighbourhood Centre at the foot of Victoria Drive & Kerr will have cupcakes available for decorating and eating of course.  This a free event. For more info, check out link to Summer Savour Festival.

RecycleFest – Trout Lake/John Hendry Park – July 13th

If you wish to learn more about sustainable living, RecycleFest is the place to be this Saturday.  Along with taking in small appliances for recycling, Repair Matters will be on site as well as activities and learning opportunities for all ages.  This is a free event that happens at John Hendry Park between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Beer Garden – Parallel 49 Brewing – July 13th

Parallel 49 Brewing is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Beer Garden. This outdoor event happens from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.  They’ll have a DJ on hand with music, taco menu and of course beer.

Weiner Dog Races – Hastings Racecourse – July 13th & 14th

The last of the Dog Days of Summer happens this weekend at the Hastings Racecourse.  This is the grande finale for the season with the Wiener Dog Races.   Event happens Saturday and Sunday.  No admission cost.  Gates open at noon.

If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot – Rio Theatre – July 14th

The documentary If You Could Read My Mind is playing again this Sunday at The Rio Theatre.  It features the life and music of Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot. This is billed is an intimate and emotional examination of the artist’s profound relationship to his music and his Canadian roots. Documentary runs at 2:00 pm. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Main Street Mixed Bag – The Ellis Building – July 14th

The Main Street Mixed Bag happens this Sunday at the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This is a fun eclectic mix of handmade artisans, vintage and maybe a little bit of garage sale.  Admission is free.  All ages welcome including your 4 legged friends, on leash of course. Cash bar for those that wish a bit of refreshment while shopping.

The 4th Annual Art, Beer & Bike Crawl – East Van – July 14th

A fundraiser for the Eastside Culture Crawl happens this Sunday at various craft breweries in East Van. Take a bike tour of 3 East Van craft breweries along with tastings of course between 1:00 and 5:00 pm this Sunday.  Tickets are $60 per person or 2 for $100. For tickets, visit Eventbrite. 

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Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Outdoor Yoga At John Hendry Park This Summer

10 Jul

OutdoorYogaIf you love yoga in the great outdoors, you may wish to check out the classes being offered at Trout Lake Community Centre this summer.  It’s Yoga In The Park every Tuesday and Thursday.  Tuesday classes are for a parent and a child (5 years and up). Thursday classes are geared to Adults Only. Both classes start at 6:30 pm and run for 1 hour, cost is $1.00. Tuesday classes started July 9th and continue weekly to August 20th. Thursday classes start Thursday, July 11th and continue weekly until August 22nd. Namaste.

Ready, Set, Recycle! ReycleFest Returns To Trout Lake July 13th

25 Jun

 

On Saturday, July 13th RecycleFest returns to John Hendry Park. You are invited to bring your unwanted small appliances and power tools on this day. They will be accepting over 400 electronic items for recycling. To see the full list of what you can bring, check out ElectroRecycle.  This 5th annual event will also feature a whole lot of free family fun including outdoor yoga, live music by the Milk Crate Bandits, arts and crafts, food, Hoops with HoopDreamer, sustainable vendors, a repair and lending library. So if you have something to repair, maybe it just needs a simple fix, button or hem stitched. Bring it!  RecycleFest happens 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Stop by and learn more about recycling and sustainable living.

Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series Returns July 3rd

17 Jun

TheSodaCrackersThe Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series is back for another year starting Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  If you have not checked out this great free summer event, you are missing out on the perfect summer evening.  This annual event is hosted by the Trout Lake Community Center at 3360 Victoria Drive.  Concerts happen every Wednesday evening throughout the summer rain or shine. If it rains, concerts go indoors to the Grandview Room. We’ve had the opportunity to take in some of the concerts on a nice summer evening and we have to say, it is a pretty perfect way to spend an evening. Bring a blanket, your friends, family, kids or the dog or all of the above and a picnic and you are set.  If you aren’t able to organize a picnic, you can grab some food at the Carousel Café.  We have set out the musical line up for this summer below.  Each evening kicks off at 6:30 pm.  By the way, dancing is encouraged.

For those that love the lantern processions around Trout Lake, take note. On thLostSoulsSouthHilltin-can lanterns hanginge very last concert of the summer, August 28th, there will be an opportunity to make lanterns from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm  after which there will be a lantern procession along with performers and musicians around Trout Lake at dusk (8:30 pm).  Keep an eye out for the Lantern Tent to make yours that evening, or bring your own creation from home.

 July 3
SANCTUARY ALL STARS
A 17 piece big swing jazz band led by Bob Liley.

  July 10
EAST VAN CHOIR

  July 17
YOUTH EAST VAN MARIMBA ALL STARS

  July 24
BLACKTHORN CELTIC BAND

  July 31
CHAR HUNTER AND GEORGE FAULKNER

AUGUST 7
KATHARA SOCIETY

AUGUST 14
NORINE BRAUN WITH BAND

AUGUST 21
SODA CRACKERS
Vintage country, jazz and roots music.

AUGUST 28
CHECO TOHOMASO & Gospel Choir
Motown music.

Note: Performances are subject to last minute changes.

East Van Farmer Markets – Spring & Summer 2019

29 Apr

 

Spring is finally here which means lots of farmer markets around East Vancouver. If you’ve attended, you will know there’s always an amazing selection of fresh locally grown produce, handmade goods, artisans breads, locally made jams, cheese, free range and organic eggs and of course wineries, breweries as well as spirits.  Each market is unique and offers a little something different. Trout Lake hosted by Vancouver Farmers Market is the largest.  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market which is in Dude Chilling Park is a smaller market, but we love that it’s on a Sunday. Riley Park Farmers Market is next to one of the most beautiful community gardens we’ve seen and is now year round every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Italian Market at The Italian Cultural Centre we see is only being held once this summer on June 14th. This market features all things Italian including gourmet food items as well as the food trucks on hand.  The Main Street Farmers Market is a great afternoon market and perfect for those just leaving downtown for home, or a quick cycle from Mount Pleasant and the Olympic Village. We have set out below the dates when the markets begin and end for the Spring/Summer season. We encourage you to stop by one or all of these markets during the summer season and support local.

Trout Lake Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: May 4, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Location: Lakewood Drive & E 13th Avenue

Main Street Station Farmers Market
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday: June 5, 2019 – October 2, 2019
Location: 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday:  May 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Location: Guelph Street between 7th & 8th Avenues (on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park/Dude Chilling Park)

Riley Park Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: All Year Round
Location: 30th Avenue and Ontario Street

Italian Market
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday, June 14, 2019 (1 Day Only)
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street

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